Once again you have blown us away with fantastic photos and amazing service…Dominique and I would like to thank you and your husband for your professionalism the day of, for the beautiful card you sent us days after the wedding and of course this blog to share with our family and friends!
You are more than just our favorite photographer but a friend!
– Nicole and Dominique
THANK YOU for capturing one of the most memorable days of our lives.
AMAZING, BREATH-TAKING and STUNNING!!! Your talent has allowed me to actually see how the day rolled out. Being the bride, things tend to get out of focus and rushed and it zooms right by so fast that you don’t really remember much until you see what the eye of your photographer captured for you to go back in time and witness one of the most beautiful and loving days in ones life!!!
It is always a barrel of laughs and honkey tonk time working with you. Marc and I shall cherish these moments forever and eternity!!!
Heeee Haaa to the best darn photographer in town!!!
– Lise and Marc
Taking Chantal’s services for our wedding picture was the best decision we could have made for our special day. Honestly, her attention to details and her experience made the picture session our best part of the day! Since it was our first photo session, she knew how to guide us with enthusiasm, creativity and professionalism. With the wedding now over, our photos is the only way to preserve that special day; every picture captures the emotions and the atmosphere of the moment. We had fun and the pictures look AMAZING!
Chantal was very accommodating; we met several times, she was very quick to respond to my emails and she answered all of our questions with care. Her organization before and during the day was flawless! We are 100% satisfied and have absolutely no regrets. Chantal you have made yourself clients for life, THANKS for sharing this milestone with us! We already have recommended you to our friends and we will see you in a near future for sure!
– Claudine & Julien
On tient à te remercier pour tout le travail extraordinaire que tu as fait pour nous. On a bien aimé l’expérience du début jusqu’à la fin. Nous sommes tellement content du résultat que à chaque fois qu’on regarde notre album on a l’impression de revivre notre journée. Tout cela grâce à toi!!! Encore une fois merci à toit et ton conjoint.”
– Stephanie & Marc Lacroix
Thank you for the beautiful slideshow. And of course, the wonderful photos. We are receiving numerous comments on how amazing our Photographer was! Many thanks again
For years I’ve been struggling with my self-esteem and self worth especially physically … but after overcoming my fear this experience has empowered me and helped me to appreciate and love myself
– Sylvie Parent
Chantal made me feel very relaxed and comfortable during the photoshoot. I was absolutely blown away by the final results! They were better than I could have ever expected. The whole process was very professional, yet personal
– Elise Milbradt
Thanks very much Chantal for my beautiful pictures. You put me at ease from the moment I walked in your front door. I’m so glad I decided to have these pictures taken!
– Janette M.
I went to Chantal Benoit Photography in order to do Boudoir pictures for my husband for Xmas. I had met with a few different photographers but knew the minute I met with Chantal that she would be the photographer I would use as she made me feel very comfortable – while at the same time explaining everything around cost, her expectations, what I can expect on the day of the shoot etc. This was very much appreciated because it was one less thing to worry about.
As many women probably are, I was nervous and felt very vulnerable but Chantal immediately made me feel very relaxed and at ease. Chantal went through my outfits and was able to tell me what she would photograph first, what shoes would work with what outfit, etc. I had a beautiful room to change in along with candlelight for a relaxed mood and a lovely satin robe to cover myself between outfits. From the first picture Chantal took to the very last I was completely calm and having more fun then I thought I would! We talked and laughed during the whole process and had a lot of fun with the pictures. Chantal was so encouraging that I had this new found confidence and felt very sexy!
The pictures surpassed my wildest expectations! I kept looking at them thinking “Is this really me??!!!” Chantal did such a beautiful job! My one and only disappointment with the whole process was how my husband and I could possibly choose between all these incredible pictures!!!
Thank you Chantal for the most freeing, liberating and FUN experience!! I have told everybody I know about your work and will continue to! You are the best and now my friend and I thank you for this wonderful experience!
– Leslie Joy
A couple of years ago I read an article on a photographer from Orleans who did Boudoir photography. The article intrigued me and I thought that might be something I would like to experience. I approached the time in my life where I was feeling great about decided it was now or never.
Working with Chantal was a fantastic experience. Her professionalism was paramount and she genuinely took an interest in the type of image that I wanted to convey in my pictures. She was very open to suggestions and made the shoot fun and exciting. She was able to capture the best of who I am and the resulting pictures surpassed my expectations.
I am very pleased that I picked an amazing photographer like Chantal.
– Jane G.
I met Chantal a few years back for boudoir pictures. Since then my body has been through a lot of change especially after having 3 kids. I always told myself I would go back to see her for boudoir pictures after a little nip/tuck cause I had so much fun with her the first time. But then I thought life is so busy with 3 kids and this dream of correcting my little flaws is silly. So I decided to embrace my little flaws as they are traces of my past, my 3 amazing kids.
I had a lot of fun preparing for this session by shopping and going to the salon to get my hair and make up done. At the beginning I felt a little shy but Chantal turned that around quick! After our session I felt sexy, I felt like an individual, I felt empowered , like I could do anything.
Thank you Chantal for bringing my sexy back!! You sure do know how to make my not so perfect body look amazing. I will for sure want to do this again as for once, it was about ME!!
– Julie Benoit
Life begins at 40 … a myth? Maybe!
In all honesty, I wasn’t the happiest person the day I started this new decade. I’m sure many can attest to having felt the same way. Although skeptical, I soon came to realize that the forties weren’t so bad – in fact, they are wonderful. I’m not only enjoying them to the fullest, I’ve learned to accept myself as I am, as I look. So I thought why not be a bit “risqué” and have boudoir pictures taken …. Yes, it took a while to get the courage to actually do it.
On a snowy winter’s day, my husband and I decided to go to this “adult” show that’s pretty popular in the Ottawa area and there was Chantal’s booth — both of us were in awe at the pictures on display and in her portfolio albums. I turned to my husband and said “One day I’ll do this for real” and I walked away with her business card. The perfect opportunity for me to actually do this was my husband’s 50th birthday early this year – so I sent Chantal an email with the subject line “I’m taking the plunge”. Within minutes I got such a friendly reply back that I knew I’d made a wise choice in approaching her. My “boudoir” photography adventure began!!
I met Chantal face-to-face for the first time during the pre-shoot session. Right away we hit it off; her simple demeanor, professionalism quickly put me at ease. We spent an hour chit-chatting, getting to know each other, and browsing her boudoir portfolio to prepare for the actual photo shoot.
On the day of, I was so nervous. As I walked in, as promised, Chantal offered me a glass of wine which I most definitely accepted without any hesitation (lol)! Once I’d gathered my thoughts, taken a few deep breadths I joined her in her studio and the shoot began. The next 2 hours were absolutely wonderful – here I was posing in all my glory and feeling fabulous.
Then came the day to choose; not an easy task I assure you. It took me almost an hour to decide. Chantal highlighted a few things without influencing my decision but making it a bit easier for me. Thank goodness otherwise I fear I would have taken a whole lot longer which speaks to the quality of her work and how well she captured the moments. I look hot, sexy, amazing … MERCI, MERCI, et MERCI!!!!
Now on the home stretch, I picked up the “merchandise” and presented it to my husband. He looked at me with a big smile and said “You really did it”. Very proudly I replied – “Yes, I just had to find the right time to do it”. Did he like? – OH YES HE LIKED.
THANK YOU Chantal for such a wonderful day.
To you Ladies that are contemplating “Taking the plunge” … GO FOR IT!
– Chantal Soucy
Thank you Chantal, the photos you took were a huge success! Lewis loved each of them and threatened to take them to work to show them off to friends! Lol!!! Even my mother loved them!
Thank you so much for making me feel so glamorous and beautiful…then taking a photo so that feeling is captured forever. Thank you
Thank you so much for taking your time to produce the beautiful book of my boudoir shoot. Eric “loved” the photos and I felt beautiful. I have been recommending you to my girlfriends. Many thanks
Just wanted to let you know I gave Barry the poster size picture for his birthday at the end of Jan as he got too many gifts at xmas, so I showed restraint and held onto it till then.
He has it propped up on top of his dresser. When I got home for a 4 day business trip he said he never noticed what sexy legs I had as he must have always been too focused on the rest of me (blush). Just this morning I heard him say “good morning beautiful”, I responded “aww, thanks Bear, good morning to you too…” …. but he was talking to the photograph!!!! LMAO!!!!
Hope you’re well.
My experience with boudoir photography with Chantal was amazing! She truly does make you feel extremely comfortable, sexy and beautiful! Whether it be boudoir photos or family portraits Chantal is always able to capture your most beautiful moments on camera!
– Valerie Caterino
I just wanted to let you know that Mark LOVED the photos. He thought they were sensual, loved the various poses and especially loved the silhouette photos. Thank you so much for taking such beautiful pictures. We are very pleased with the results!
– Brenda McNeil
“GREAT ALL AROUND!!!!
Makes you feel more than just comfortable. She’s creative, exciting, extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with, never fails to help, never ever fails to deliver, friendly, warm hearted woman that will leave your jaw dropped!”
– Zoe Baker
“Working with Chantal is always a pleasure. She never ceases to amaze me with the quality of her work. The attention to details and her true expertise in being able to capture everyone’s natural beauty”
- Christine Martin
“When my husband and I knew we were expecting it wasn’t ‘a’ question of if we were going to get professional photos taken of our new baby, it was when we were going to make the appointment. A baby’s first year is filled with so many stages and changes, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to capture these moments. We feel that professional photography is a worthwhile investment for these important times during our lives. The creative eye that Chantal brings and professional experience results in memories caught that we will cherish for ever. We also enjoyed the process of the photo sessions and viewing all the great photos. We recommend to parents who want to have quality photos of their children or families to contact Chantal Benoit Photographer. Anyone can take a picture but Chantal can capture a moment.”
- Aimee & Carl
“It was very important to us to capture our little girl’s first year. Chantal, you’ve provided us with memories that will be cherished for life! Thanks.”
– Anne-Marie et Richard
“I have been blessed with two beautiful little girls. It is wonderful, yet heart-breaking to see them grow up so fast. When my first daughter was born, I was anxious to have photos taken so that I could show them off. At the time, I was familiar with the process of taking my child to a department/grocery store photographer. My first experience in doing this was not pleasant. I left the 15 minute photo session with a crying child and photos that reflected a not so happy baby. As she grew older, it became even more difficult. The short photo sessions would not provide adequate time to photograph my very busy toddler. And of course I had a difficult choice to make each time I went to choose my photos – which photo would I be happy displaying on my wall? Although the price was great, the quality of the photo session and end product reflected the price I paid. When I was expecting my second child, a co-worker introduced me to Chantal Benoit. I saw Chantal for the first time for maternity photos and since then have been back many times to have photos taken of the kids. Yes, I do pay more than I used to but the added value is unbelievable. Chantal takes whatever time is needed to obtain exceptional photgraphs of the kids. I still have a difficult time making a choice of photos but now it is for the opposite reason – the photos are all great and it is so hard to narrow down my choice! The end product truly represents Chantal’s experience, knowledge, signficant time investment and creativity. You cannot put a price tag on a product like this. These are photos that my daughters will look back to when they grow old. A memory to last forever and Chantal captures it all. Think about how much we spend every year on vacations, restaurants, television programming, phone, etc. The cost of paying an independent photographer is so much less compared to all of these expenses. Yet…what you receive in return is worth so much more. I am extremely disappointed that I did not meet Chantal earlier when my oldest daughter was a baby. Unfortunately when time has passed you cannot go back. This is what makes it all so valuable.”
- Maria Goldmaker
Thank you Chantal Benoit for the beautiful pictures of Anika! You do amazing work!!! “OMG… Thanks again for the amazing job u did with Alexann’s pictures!!
- Julie Benoit